Thursday, April 11, 2019

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    Army: We killed 37 Zamfara bandits but lost six soldiers

Army: We killed 37 Zamfara bandits but lost six soldiers

Troops of the Nigerian army say they killed 37 bandits in an exchange of fire in Bini Maru local government area of Zamfara state.In a statement on Monday, Clement Abiade, acting information officer of operation Saharan Daji, said six soldiers were also killed while the troops rescued 80 people who have been kidnapped.“The troops have continued to dominate the Areas [...]

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    Sani Usman retires from the army, says I’m leaving highly fulfilled

Sani Usman retires from the army, says I’m leaving highly fulfilled

Sani Usman, the spokesman of the Nigerian army, has retired from the service after 36 years of active service.In a farewell message on Thursday, the brigadier general who has served at different times as the image maker of the army said he was leaving highly fulfilled.“With utmost gratitude to God, I wish to inform you, the wonderful Officers, Soldiers and [...]

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    Red Cross: 55,000 north-east residents displaced in the last two months

Red Cross: 55,000 north-east residents displaced in the last two months

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) says it is extremely concerned by the worsening humanitarian situation in north-east.In a statement on Monday, the humanitarian organisation said 55,000 people have been displaced in the last two months, while Maiduguri, Borno state capital, already hosts more than one million internally displaced persons (IDPs).ICRC said a health facility in Rann and [...]

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    Army takes measures against Lassa fever as soldier dies in Jos cantonment

Army takes measures against Lassa fever as soldier dies in Jos cantonment

The Nigerian army has announced that one of its senior officers attached to the Maxwell Khobe Cantonment in Jos, Plateau state, may have died of Lassa fever.In a statement on Thursday, Ikechukwu Eze, acting deputy director, army public relations, said the division has taken measures to avoid the spread of the disease in the cantonment.He noted that Nuhu Angbazo, the [...]

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    Babangida to army: You face horrific challenges, evolve new combat strategy

Babangida to army: You face horrific challenges, evolve new combat strategy

Ibrahim Babangida, former head of state, has asked the military to evolve a new strategy in combating the insurgency in the north-east.Babangida said this in his message on the 2019 Armed Forces Remembrance Day.He said the military should fortify its combat strength, as it is presently faced with "horrific challenges".The former military head of state urged the Nigerian army to [...]

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    We’ve chased Boko Haram out of Baga, says army

We’ve chased Boko Haram out of Baga, says army

Troops of the Nigerian army special forces command have cleared Boko Haram insurgents off Baga town in Borno state.On December 28, 2018, the insurgents attacked the town and reportedly hoisted their flag.Residents had told TheCable that the  insurgents took over the community after overrunning a military base.But in a statement signed on Thursday, Sani Usman, army spokesman, said troops triumphed [...]

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    Army shortlists women for combatant course — despite ‘opposition’

Army shortlists women for combatant course — despite ‘opposition’

A considerable number of female applicants have been shortlisted for the Nigerian army direct short service combatant course (DSSC) and short service combatant course (SSC).In a document seen by TheCable, 115 females from various states were shortlisted for commission into the DSSC.The course is for applicants who want to further in their respective fields of study in the military. It [...]

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    We’ll clear the terrorists hiding in Baga, says army

We’ll clear the terrorists hiding in Baga, says army

The Nigerian army says it will clear the Boko Haram "terrorists" hiding in Baga, a town in Borno state.On Thursday,insurgents attacked the headquarters of the 7 brigade multinational joint task force (MNJTF) at Baga and hoisted their flag in the town.In a statement, Sani Usman, director army public relations, said soldiers are in pursuit of the sect members, while officers [...]

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    Boko Haram ‘hoists flag’ in Borno community after capturing military base

Boko Haram ‘hoists flag’ in Borno community after capturing military base

Boko Haram insurgents have reportedly hoisted their flag in Baga, a town in Borno state.A resident who disclosed this to TheCable on Thursday evening said the insurgents took over the community after overrunning a military base."After displacing soldiers and rendering residents homeless, they hoisted their flag there. No one can deny this," the resident who pleaded anonymity said.A resident identified [...]

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    Report: Nigerian army distorted truth about killing of Shi’ites (video)

Report: Nigerian army distorted truth about killing of Shi’ites (video)

New evidence has emerged on the killing of members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), better known as Shi’ites, in October.The IMN members who were on a protest for the release of their leader, Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, clashed with soldiers and many of them were killed in the process.According to the New York Times, an investigation into the incident showed that Nigerian troops fired live [...]

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    Army rejects report on farmers-herders conflict, threatens to seal offices of Amnesty International

Army rejects report on farmers-herders conflict, threatens to seal offices of Amnesty International

The Nigerian army has denied a new report on killings resulting from farmers-herders conflict released by Amnesty International (AI).The army said the report is a "fabrication of fictitious allegations of alleged human rights abuses", accusing the organisation of "working hard to destabilise Nigeria".It said AI's goals are "to destabilise Nigeria and to dismember it" and that it would have no option [...]

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    Amnesty: Farmers-herders conflict led to loss of 3,641 lives due to FG’s incompetence

Amnesty: Farmers-herders conflict led to loss of 3,641 lives due to FG’s incompetence

Amnesty International says a total of 3,641 Nigerians have been killed in conflict between herdsmen and farmers in the country since January 2016.The international human rights watchdog blamed this on "gross incompetence" on the part of the authorities and failure of security agencies to respond to warning signals.In 2018 alone, over 1,000 people have reportedly been killed in attacks between herdsmen [...]

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    Nigerian army has committed war crimes against humanity, says ICC

Nigerian army has committed war crimes against humanity, says ICC

The International Criminal Court (ICC) says Nigerian security forces (NSF) have committed war crimes against humanity.In a report sent to TheCable, the ICC said it has received "a total of 169 communications" from Nigeria and its assessment has shown that security forces in Nigeria have committed war crimes varying from murder, torture, and intentionally attacking the civilian population."Specifically, the Office found [...]

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    ICC: Not enough high-level Boko Haram commanders on trial in Nigeria

ICC: Not enough high-level Boko Haram commanders on trial in Nigeria

The International Criminal Court (ICC) says despite the trials of Boko Haram suspects by the Nigerian government, there are limited number of cases against high-level Boko Haram commanders in NigeriaThis was revealed in the annual report of ICC activities for 2018 presented by Fatou Bensouda, lead prosecutor of the ICC, at The Hague, Netherlands.According to the report, the development seems [...]

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    Army rejigs anti-Boko Haram war, appoints new commanders

Army rejigs anti-Boko Haram war, appoints new commanders

The Nigerian army has appointed new commanders for its brigades in operation Lafiya Dole theatre.This development, the army says, is to inject new hands in the fight against insurgency.In a statement signed on Thursday, Sani Usman, army spokesman, said the senior officers affected by the new postings include staff officers and commanders at various levels.“New Brigade Commanders have been appointed [...]

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    Hundreds displaced as Boko Haram attacks Borno village again

Hundreds displaced as Boko Haram attacks Borno village again

The Islamic State in West Africa (ISWA), a faction of Boko Haram sect, attacked Gudumbali, Guzamala local government area of Borno state, on Tuesday.It is the second time in three months that the village will come under attack.The insurgents moved on the village around 7pm and engaged in a gun battle with troops of the Nigerian army stationed in the area.Hundreds [...]

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